Finding a Church

Christy Prins

Read: Hebrews 10:19-25

Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together. (vv. 24-25)

A church can be many things. Sometimes it’s a congregation in a traditional church building. Sometimes a church is a family in Indonesia gathered in a home. Sometimes it’s a crowd of South Sudanese refugees, gathering in a camp in northern Uganda. And sometimes, it’s one person sitting with their radio. Fari Breshani lives in a little village perched high atop a mountain in Albania. Fari could easily have gone his entire life without hearing about Jesus. No churches exist in his village, and all of his neighbors are Muslims. But no mountain can separate us from the love of God!

One day as Fari tuned in to a crackling station on his little radio, he encountered an Albanian Bible-teaching program from Words of Hope. God spoke into Fari’s life over the radio that day, and Fari continued to faithfully listen to Words of Hope radio programs every day after that. He eventually contacted Words of Hope Albania with an unusual request: he wanted to know where he should send his tithe. He did not just want to receive the good news—he wanted to give back, as a full member in his “church.”

Whatever your church looks like, big or small, do not neglect it. Draw near to God with other believers, for worship and confession. Love and encourage each other. If you do not have a church, what is holding you back? —Christy Prins, WOH staff

Prayer: Lord, stir me up to love and good works. Amen.